Over 100 Rockets Fired by Islamic Jihad after Israel’s Brutal Attack on Gaza (+Video)
- August, 06, 2022 - 09:28
- World news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – More than 100 rockets were fired toward the occupied territories by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement after the Israeli regime assassinated one of the movement’s senior commanders and scores of others.
The movement called the retaliatory barrage only an “initial response” to the Israeli bloodbath that killed more than 15 people, including the commander and five-year-old child, in the city of Rafah which is located in the southern part of the Tel Aviv-blockaded Gaza Strip.
"As an initial response to the killing of senior commander Taysir al-Jabari and his brethren martyrs... the al-Quds Brigade covered Tel Aviv, central cities, and areas surrounding Gaza with more than 100 rockets," the Islamic Jihad's military wing said in a statement on Friday.
The Palestinian Health Ministry said well over 80 people had also been injured in the Israeli attack earlier in the day.
Secretary General of the Islamic Jihad, Ziyad al-Nakhalah said the Israeli enemy must expect a "non-stop" confrontation in the wake of the Friday aggression.
There will be no truce following this attack, the Islamic Jihad official said. All resistance groups must struggle under one flag in this fight, Nakhalah said.
Hamas, Islamic Jihad’s fellow Gaza-based resistance movement, also said the Israeli enemy "committed a new crime" and must "pay its price."
Last May, Gaza’s resistance groups fired around 4,000 rockets during Operation Sword of al-Quds after the Israeli regime initiated its last war against the coastal enclave.
Also on Friday, Palestinians demonstrated in the city of Ramallah in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, denouncing the Israeli regime’s air raids on Gaza.